Camp Pendleton Ocean Therapy Oct 11

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All star cast included Peff Eick, Lt. Col. Steve Mount and 10 Marines, including 3 first timers! Laughter was the best medicine at this Ocean Therapy session.  See everyone at THE JIMMY on Sunday!   JMMF board member Andy Dellenbach coaches a first timer with guest instructors Brad and Jerry. Safety instructor Kyle demonstrates the way to stand on with …


Camp Pendleton with Stephan Jenkins

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(Here is a new article from GrindTV.com in which Sephan discusses his experience with JMMF) STEPHAN JENKINS donated time this week to the JIMMY MILLER FOUNDATION at CAMP PENDLETON in SAN DIEGO, where a number of wounded, ill or injured MARINES attached to the WOUNDED WARRIOR BATALLION were hosted. For each “Ocean Therapy” session, there is a discussion about a …


Volunteer Spotlight: Michael E. Shurley

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I grew up in the So. Cal.and started surfing at age 14. I always loved the feeling of being in the ocean and surfed as much as I could. I joined the Army in 1967 and served as an infantryman in the First Calvary 67/68. I met my wife and we married in 1970 and raised two sons. I gave …


Volunteer Spotlight: Ty Cukr

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Mini bio: Mira Costa Class of 1984 – One of the original 16th Street Gang. Surfed Pro Tour for Quicksilver till 1992 while one of the original Chart House Gang Family: Married to Dana [ESHS Class of ’87] Children: From left to right in picture attached: Mitchell 17, Michael, 15 and Megan 18 Job: Owner, TDC Technologies, Inc.- Corporate telecom …


Volunteer Spotlight: Charlie Miller

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Charlie Miller has been volunteering with the JMMF for the last couple of years. While no “blood” relation to Jimmy’s family, he feels blessed and priveledged to be a part of the family that the Foundation has become. He knew Jimmy surfing from El Porto in the 90’s, and when he found out about the Foundation, was excited to see …


Volunteer Spotlight: The Silva Family

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Dayton is an 18-year-old senior who is captain of the Mira Costa Surf team. He also is an instructor for Camp Surf and an employee at Spyder Surf. When he is not surfing, Dayton loves to play drums and basketball. Mason is a 13-year-old 7th grader at MBMS, who is obsessed with skateboarding. He has won numerous contests and is …


Volunteer Spotlight: The McMahon Family

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The McMahon’s have been volunteering for the Jimmy Miller Foundation for the past two years. Meghan and Riley, both junior lifeguards, enjoy sharing their love of the ocean with the foster children the organization supports. Together, the girls not only help in the ocean, but they also play with the kids on the beach and share stories about school and …


Volunteer Spotlight: Jerry Ostendorf

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Jerry Ostendorf is “JMMF Beach Mom” Spectacular. From the very first Ocean Therapy Surf Session in 2005 to our most recent summer session in 2009, Jerry has organized food, snacks and hugs for all of our Ocean Therapy participants and volunteers. For three months each summer, Jerry has dedicated herself and enlisted her friends and family to help feed hundreds …


Volunteer Spotlight: Ryan Pittsinger

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Ryan Pittsinger has been a volunteer with the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation from the inception in 2005. He learned to surf with Jimmy and grew up surfing with a group of friends who form the core of our foundation. For the past four years he has volunteered to teach surfing to children and Marines in Camp Pendleton, carried hundreds (if …